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incommensurable

adjective at variance, cannot be compared to, cannot be weighed against, discordant, disproportionate, dissimilar, greatly dissimilar, incomparable, incongruent, inconsistent, inharmonious, lopsided, mismatched, out of proportion, unbalanced, unequal
Associated concepts: incommensurable goods, incommennurable values
See also: different, disparate, disproportionate, inapplicable, incommensurate
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The literal destitutes of the play are Rosie and Agnes but Michael is also destitute, emotionally destitute, and so seeks some solace for his sense of loss in the memories of the incommensurable elements experienced as a child.
How Lawmakers Can Resolve Conflicts between Incommensurable Goods A.
The first key to unlocking the problems of incommensurability, built upon the effort to clearly define and differentiate between related concepts, is the distinction between incommensurability and incomparability.(29) I argue that incommensurable values and choices that vindicate incommensurable values are ubiquitous.
We may depict the incommensurability of biotic and experiential welfare by drawing them as two orthogonal scales, like the axes of two-dimensional Cartesian coordinates (just so, in three dimensions we might depict the three parameters of the HDI; more generally, with n incommensurable values we need an n-dimensional space.) The orthogonality of the scales represents the fact that no amount of value on either of them registers at all on the other.
Disagreement, the relation between police and politics, is not an originary division between opposed and distinct agents or agencies, but a gap in the fabric of the sensible between incommensurable logics.
Indeed, just how the incommensurable ontologies of divinatory infinition and skeptical representationalism co-occur would be an excellent follow-up project of "ontography." Especially jarring to my own obsessions as a linguistic anthropologist, Holbraad gives only cursory attention to what we know about the workings of language, meaning that his text is not informed by post-1970 developments in semiotics or performativity theory that also critique the representationalist accounts of structuralism and speech act theory.
Les souvenirs de son incommensurable combat contre l'oppression, son incroyable charisme et son attitude resolument positive seront en nous et avec nous.
Armstrong demonstrates that literature sets up tensions in our brain by the "experiences of harmony and dissonance" that enables us to perceive incommensurable meanings in the same text simultaneously.
This scientific occasion publicizes latest techniques and processes developed to fix issues relevant to finance, insurance and profile selection developed through a mathematical programming framework and for which a collection of inconsistent and incommensurable goals is at the same time enhanced.
This scientific event disseminates recent methods and procedures designed to solve problems related to finance, insurance and portfolio selection formulated through a mathematical programming framework and for which a stack of conflicting and incommensurable objectives (criteria, attributes) is simultaneously optimized.
The three-day event, he added, disseminates recent methods and procedures designed to solve problems related to finance, insurance and portfolio selection formulated through a mathematical programming framework and for which a stack of conflicting and incommensurable objectives (criteria, attributes) is simultaneously optimised.